The author of Hebrews has previously argued that Jesus is superior to the angels. Now he builds on that foundation by urging his listeners to pay close attention to what they have heard - the gospel - the good news about Jesus. To reject Jesus and walk away from their Christian commitment is nothing short of walking away from the only way of salvation. Apart from Jesus each of us remains under God's condemnation but through faith in Christ we experience God's gracious rescue. Consequently, we are urged to guard ourselves from wandering by paying close attention to the message of hope in Christ.